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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in east Charlotte

CMPD addresses community about traffic safety

Sgt. David Sloan of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department warns motorists and pedestrians of traffic dangers. This is the start of the "Watch For Me" campaign.
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Sgt. David Sloan of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department warns motorists and pedestrians of traffic dangers. This is the start of the "Watch For Me" campaign.

A pedestrian was struck and killed in east Charlotte Friday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the incident happened around 6 a.m. on Parkwood Avenue near The Plaza. The pedestrian, Tryone Almonds, 59, died at the scene.

Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. Officers say Almonds was wearing dark-colored clothing at the time he was hit and stepped out onto the street in front of a Nissan Rouge. The stretch of road where he was killed does not have a pedestrian crossing.

Officers said the driver of the Rouge was not speeding.

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